The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.85% 0.93% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.34% 4.00% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Median daily rate £310 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £480 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 116 150 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.87% 23.26% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 65
Median daily rate £363 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.66% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) YouTrack
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Logistics
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) CLAS
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) HP